Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SAD NEWS: Legendary Salsa Promoter Ralph Mercado Passes Away

Many attribute the salsa scene in New York to legendary promoter Ralph Mercado, who passed away yesterday in the Big Apple. He was 67.

His contributions to salsa, mambo and merengue goes back to his managements and promoted of stars like Hector Lavoe, James Brown, Celia Cruz, and Tito Puente. READ MORE

He leaves his wife, Cynthia, and five children. A viewing will be held Thursday from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Memorial Chapel,
180 W. 76th St. MAP NOW